toby The Outstanding Building of the Year

Awarding Excellence in Commercial Building Management

See the TOBY Winners



BOMA/Metro Detroit Local Level TOBY Competition Submission Information

Call for Judges

Call for Submissions

Deadline for entry: August 30, 2018
Applications must be submitted by a BOMA/Metro Detroit member firm in
good standing. Submission Fee: $295

Schedule of Events                  Sharing Energy Performance

2019 Entry Requirements All Office (All Other) INDUSTRIAL
Renovated RETAIL EARTH


General Information

The Outstanding Building of the Year "TOBY" Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in office buildings and awarding excellence in office building management. All facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated during the judging process, including tenant relations programs, community involvement, emergency preparedness, and security standards and continuing education for building personnel. Floor plans, site plans, and photographs round out the portfolio, providing an extensive examination of the building by the judges.

The competition consists of three levels of judging: the first level of competition is held at the local level by local BOMA associations, winning entries then advance to the regional level, and finally, regional winners advance to the International level.

TOBY winners are the best of the best in office management. Are you ready to showcase your office management excellence?


When your building wins a TOBY Award, you will:

  • Receive local and national press coverage, recognition, and exposure in trade publications, business journals, and newspapers.
  • Garner recognition for your management company and building from your colleagues and other industry professionals.
  • Earn the privilege of using Local and/or BOMA International's official logo on your business cards, letterhead, etc.
  • Have an outstanding tenant retention and recruitment manual in the form of your completed TOBY portfolio.

A total of 14 awards may be presented in the following categories:

  • Under 100,000 Square Feet
  • 100,000 – 249,999 Square Feet
  • 250,000 – 499,999 Square Feet
  • 500,000 - 1 Million Square Feet
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet
  • Renovated Building
  • Historical Building
  • Corporate Facility
  • Medical Office Building
  • Suburban Office Park – Low-Rise (1-5 stories)
  • Suburban Office Park – Mid-Rise (6-10 stories)
  • Industrial Office Park
  • Earth
  • Retail